Adam Meggido – Artistic Director
He created Britain’s Only Festival of Horror Theatre and Grand Guignol, playing annually since 2004; co-created Showstopper! The Improvised Musical with Dylan Emery (Winner Spirit Of The Fringe Award 2009, nominated for 2 MTM Awards and a Chortle Comedy Award); created the London 50-Hour Improvathon (the only event of its kind in Europe); he also enjoyed a five-year collaboration with Ken Campbell, creating The School Of Night and In Pursuit Of Cardenio.
Adam studied drama at Birmingham University and trained as an actor at Webber Douglas – although he cites his years with Claude Chagrin (formerly of LeCoq) at the French Institute as the most important part of his training.
From 1995-1999 he was a director of Counterpoint Theatre, an innovative company which merged business with the arts. (‘Admirable verve and commitment.’ – The Observer. ‘A sound piece of enterprise.’ – The Sunday Telegraph.)
With Counterpoint he performed in, directed, developed and produced a number of plays and musicals including the first uncensored revival of Willis Hall’s classic – The Long And The Short And The Tall (at the Albery, West End); Punch Junkies by Greg Hobbs (Critics’ Choice – The Scotsman); Stand-Up by Roy Smiles (Critics’ Choice – Time Out); The Streets of Dublin (Brixton Shaw); The Greenhouse Effect (Riverside Studios) and the glam-rock award-winning musical extravaganza – Saucy Jack And The Space Vixens (Queen’s Theatre, West End and UK tour.)
Directing credits include As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Natural Perspectives, One Small Thing, Robin Hood (Creation Theatre); and as Sticking Place director – Psychogeography, The Better Half, The Lie, Dark Meaning Mouse, The End of The Sentence, Reanimator, The Premature Burial, My Favourite Murder, The Disappearance and two of his own plays – Stress and Best Men – for the Guerrilla Theatre Experiment.
He also wrote and directed of Chaos of Delight (Soho Theatre) and Teenager In Love for the National Youth Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
His other plays include – Nina, Resurrection, Mr Israel, Burlesque, Devil In The Detail, Dysphoria and The Christening.
Adam is Head Of Foundation at The London Academy of Music And Dramatic Art and an Associate Director of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britian.
Representation – Mel Kenyon at Casarotto Ramsay Associates.
‘Meggido takes time with his actors to make sense of the words and they deliver them with clarity and a genuine feel for storytelling.’ (Time Out)